Kuala Lipis, Malaysia · 3 hotels available
Kuala Lipis, town, central Peninsular (West) Malaysia, situated along the Jelai River. It is a commercial centre for nearby villages and the riverine indigenous people who inhabit the dense jungle to the north. Some of its residents live on the slopes of the surrounding hills, while many Malay families cluster in communities of raft huts along the river. The terminus of the central Malayan road system, Kuala Lipis is also the last major town for northbound travelers on the Gemas-Kelantan railway. Local products taken from the surrounding area include rubber, rice, fruit, gold, and gutta-percha (a tough latex derivative). Granite and limestone are quarried nearby. Benta, 16 miles (26 km) south, has a large Sunday bazaar and is near Empang Jaleh, a jungle lake. Pop. 13,501. Kuala Lipis was a gold-mining centre before the British arrived in 1887. In 1898, it became the capital of Pahang until 1953. During this time, grand colonial buildings, such as the imposing District Offices and the Clifford School, and the Pahang Club were built. The hilltop house of the British Resident is now a hotel and museum. The town grew and prospered with the coming of the railway in 1924. However, in August 1955, the state capital was shifted to Kuantan, and Kuala Lipis fell into a decline.
By air to Kuala Lipis, the flight to Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is approximately 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK), 90 minutes from Penang International Airport and 65 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport. Alternatively, both terminals, KLIA and KLIA2 airport are located about 3 hours drive from the Kuala Lipis.
It is very easy to get to Kuala Lipis town by car. Kuala Lipis town is connected by Kuala Lumpur-Gua Musang Highway and Karak Highway, which is a modern toll road that connects Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.
In-town public buses are available at reasonable price, depending on the type of bus and destination. Metered taxi can easily be found at affordable price. You also can rent a car to tour around in Kuala Lipis.
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As you traverse the city of Kuala Lipis, you'll stumble upon Istana Hinggap Kuala Lipis. Istana Hinggap Kuala Lipis is not the prime point of interest of Kuala Lipis. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around. The building originally was belong to British officials, which was founded in 1926. However, when Menteri Besar post was introduced in 1948, it was refurbished for the Official Home of the The Honorable First Chief Minister of Pahang, Dato Setiawangsa Sir 'Mahmud Bin Mat. You can visit Istana Hinggap Kuala Lipis to enjoy the preserved old building structure.